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LaCie Porsche Design P'9230 3TB USB 3.0 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Good disk Performance, Case Lacking 12/17/2012

This review is from: LaCie Porsche Design P'9230 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive 302003

Pros: Inside is ST3000DM001 9YN166, which is a 7200rpm disk. Throughput was snappy. (And since I was comparing with a USB3.0 PQI thumbdrive that took 4x longer, it seemed really Snappy). There is a power BUTTON, not a power switch on the rear. The DC Adapter (wall wort) has different plugs that attach to it for USA, UK, European, and Australia 2-prong.

Cons: Case is HEAVY but not particularly robust. Case has SHARP EDGES and CORNERS. The Drive electronics are 6mm from the bottom exterior and the ventilation perforations are quite large. If your desk is a mess, be careful not to set it on a paperclip...

The case gets warm.

Gray anodized finish with 100-grit graining means that your fingers leave bits of skin in the finish. You can clean it, but who wants to?

Power cord is cheap 22AWG 2 conductor. I guess Porsche Design stopped thinking about the accessories.

Other Thoughts: I use it for backup only and take it off the shelf weekly to use it. Formatting a 2.0GB partition on it NTFS took 3 hours 27 minutes. Out of the box it was formatted in 3 partitions and wanted you to use the LaCie partitioning tool.

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PQI U822V 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model 6822-032GR3XXX
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs 5x Slower than 7200rpm External... 12/13/2012

This review is from: PQI U822V 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model 6822-032GR3XXX

Pros: It was large-ish capacity, small size, and kind of cheap...

Cons: ...but in backing up 8x ~1.5GB files (12 GB in total) it has transfer speeds of ~20MB/s on a USB 3.0 port. I benchmarked that against a USB 3.0 external drive (7200rpm) on the same port, same files. The HDD pushed ~120 MB/s and made this thumb drive look positively pokey.

Other Thoughts: What's the point of having a slow flash drive?

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Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision 1.3 MP Effective Pixels USB 2.0 WebCam
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Nice but Pricey...and not for Laptops 05/16/2007

This review is from: Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision 1.3 MP Effective Pixels USB 2.0 WebCam

Pros: Logitech has updated their software (Feb 2007) so that their webcams no longer crash my laptop. Nice wide angle view. Image clean. Sits nicely on LCD monitor. Compensates for inside to outside lighting moderately quickly.

Cons: No ability to close focus. Won't sit on my laptop at all. Buttons on unit not labeled at all.

Other Thoughts: What do you have to do to get a webcam manufacturer to think about how a small business user will utilize their product?

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Display Name: Brian R.

Date Joined: 03/07/07

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 05/01/07
  • Last Review: 12/17/12
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